Comcast launching gigabit service in Mobile area

Gigabit Internet service requires a compatible modem, such as a Comcast Xfinity XFi Advanced Gateway. (Comcast) Comcast is bringing gigabit Internet service to Mobile-area customers starting in late May, the company announced Monday. According to information released by the company, the one-gigabit-per-second speed will be "among the fastest and most widely available in the area." At least one other provider, AT&T, already offers gigabit service to some customers in the city. Comcast says that a gigabit connection allows a customer to download a music album in two seconds or an…

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What makes Dubai’s real estate market of today so different from 2008

Despite the rush of recent property launches, Dubai real estate witnessed a 46 per cent crash in off-plan sales by value in the first quarter, according to Reidin-GCP. Antonie Robertson / The National In September 2008 the first Dubai off-plan property boom came to a sudden stop with the arrival of the global financial crisis. This proved a double whammy for the local economy that was rescued by a $20 billion emergency package from Abu Dhabi later the following year. This year a similar, though much smaller and shorter, second…

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Alabama Attorney Gen. Steve Marshall to host Faith Forum in Mobile

Steve Marshall MOBILE, AL (WALA) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will host a "Faith Forum" in Mobile at 1 p.m. today. The event will cover violent crime, security risks at places of worship and more.It will be held at The Bright Spot, which is the Mount Hebron Church Ministries’ activity center, at 2501 E I-65 Service Road North. Marshall is scheduled to speak around 2:30 p.m. The attorney general has similar events Thursday in Birmingham and May 15 in Huntsville. All content © 2018, WALA; Mobile, AL. (A Meredith…

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Maynard Cooper & Gale adds to real estate group

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Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce the addition of Steven W. Strother Jr. to the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Steven joins the firm’s Birmingham office as an Associate. A Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Alabama, Strother began his career in 2007 at public accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP. During his tenure with Deloitte, Strother served on the audits of several large public companies throughout the Southeast in industries including banking, retail, real estate investment trusts, manufacturing, and hotel & casinos. Upon entering law…

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Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile premieres PRISM Music’s new church music releases with free concerts

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University of Mobile student Abbie Maggio, front, and students from the Alabama School of the Arts at UM lead worship during a concert earlier this year. Two free concerts will be presented April 19-20 by the Alabama School of the Arts, including the premiere of "Rising on the Wind," a book of music for choir, praise teams, church orchestra and worship from PRISM Music Publishing in Nashville, a leading publisher of Christian church music.University of Mobile Music that soon will be performed by church choirs across the nation will be…

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Forum to explore whether downtown Mobile needs more residential real estate

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The main entrance of the St. Francis Place condominium complex at 753 St. Francis Street in downtown Mobile is seen Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010. (Press-Register file photo) MOBILE, Alabama — The Downtown Mobile Alliance will hold a symposium on residential real estate Thursday, centering on the question of whether the downtown area need more multi-family homes. The two-hour long session will start at 3 p.m. at the Center for Living Arts followed by a reception. Professionals with backgrounds in real estate market analysis, consulting and financial methods will give presentations…

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Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia hit by storms; shelters open and warnings issued

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Damage is left in the wake of a tornado in Ardmore, Alabama, on Monday. Johnny Tribble via AP Severe overnight storms have blown through Alabama, where authorities in Jacksonville say several shelters have opened, local schools have closed and more help is needed at a university where storms caused major damage. The Calhoun County Emergency Management Office said it was working to get emergency crews into storm-damaged areas after powerful storms struck Jacksonville State University and nearby areas. School officials said major damage was done to the roof of the…

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The city of Prichard feels left out of funding for improvement projects from BP oil spill money

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MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) – Prichard Mayor Jimmy Gardner said his city was left out of funding for improvement projects along the Gulf Coast. This comes after Alabama state leaders made their recommendations to fund projects with money from penalties resulting from the BP Oil Spill. Last week the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council recommended funding more than 40 projects to the tune of more than $300 million. Prichard city leaders had hoped money for drainage and sewer infrastructure improvements on West Turner Road and Lovejoy Loop would be a…

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Gulf Place construction nears completion

The city of Gulf Shores continues to revitalize Gulf Place, a popular area for both tourists and locals. Construction for phase two of a three-phase redevelopment project is near completion. An area that used to be a simple parking lot will soon be a pedestrian-friendly attraction. The $15 million project includes amenities like a boardwalk, green spaces, additional sidewalks and shaded areas. Public Information Officer for the city of Gulf Shores, Grant Brown, says “We haven’t seen a change to this beach front since the sixties. We’ve had some hurricanes…

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Real Estate Newsmakers

Re/Max Vantage opens second location After 16 months of success in Fairhaven, Re/Max Vantage has announced plans to open a second location in North Dartmouth. Re/Max Vantage has experienced exponential growth and development, the company stated in a press release. “The recent 6-month period has yielded a phenomenal 500 percent overall growth.” With three agents in May of 2017, Re/Max Vantage has expanded its portfolio to include 20 licensed agents with a combined 200 years of experience in the field of real estate – including residential and commercial sales, property…

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